Saturday performances at the 1975 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

Date: August 30, 1975

Source: S1576 , T79-18

Type: Sound

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  • Florida Place Names (Cont. from T79-17) (Bloodworth)
  • Blessed Be the Name of the Lord (Dan Smith with Nick Hallman)
  • Babylon Falling Down (Dan Smith w/Nick Hallman & the Geargia Sea Island Singers)
  • How Long (Georgia Sea Island Sinegrs: Bessie Jones & Doug Quimby, w/Dan Smith)
  • Bird and Animal Calls (Tommy Dobbs)
  • Old Folks at Home (Way Down Upon the Suwannee River) (W.B. McKinney)
  • Amazing Grace
  • Liza Jane (Nick & Carol Hallman)
  • Bill Cheatum
  • Shady Grove
  • Turkey in the Straw (Dirt Kickers)
  • Wildwood Flower
  • Worried Mans Blues
  • John Hardy (Mary Ann Dinella and Tony Myers)
  • Trilogy of the opening of the Trans-Pacific Railroad
  • Remember Me (Michael Moore)
  • Charles Lindburg
  • Turkey in the Straw (Elliot Hancock)
  • Willie Moore
  • Devilish Mary
  • Brand New Tennessee Waltz (The Lefevres)
  • St Anns Reel
  • Worm Song (Joe Mark)
  • Hold Back the Waters (Will McLean)
  • Paynes Prairie (Will McLean w/Don Grooms)
  • Silver Dagger (Betty Smith)
  • When I Was a Wee Tot
  • Bob Beers Tribute
  • Black is the Color of My True Loves Hair
  • I am Gonna Lay Down My Life For My Lord (Georgia Sea Island Singers: Bessie Jones & Doug Quimby)
  • My God is a Rock in a Weary Land
  • What a Time
  • Argument Dance (John Huber)
  • Wedding Gathering Dance
  • Oh Cant You Hear That Pretty Little Bird (Jeanie Sisinni-Jones[Fitchen])
  • Hey Nellie, Nellie
  • Oh! Suzanna (Abundant Life Singers)
  • Jesse Taylor
  • When I Wake Up to Sleep No More
  • Jesus Got a Hold of My Life and Wont Let Me Go
  • French Jig (Sonia Malkine)
  • Brittany Dance
  • I Think of You
  • Grasshoppers
  • Sweet Sunny South (The Boyer Family)

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  • One reel to reel recording. Dan Smith was a harmonica player from White Plains, NY. Dobbs was from Palatka. McKinney played the violin. The Hallmans were from Greenville, S.C. The Dirt Kickers were a string band from Tallahassee. Dinella and Myers were singer-guitarists from Tampa. Moore was from Green Cove Springs. Hancock was a dulcimer player from Suffolk, Virginia. Joe mark was from Chapel Hill, NC. The LeFevres were from Knoxville, and consisted of Richard, Shirley, Corey, Amy, and Geoffrey. Will McLean (the Black Hat Troubadour) was a singer-songwriter-guitarist from Orlando. Betty Smith was a dulcimer player from Marietta, Georgia. Jones and Quimby sang African American spirituals -- from Brunswick, Georgia, they would later be known as the Georgia Sea Island Singers. Huber was also from Knoxville, Tennessee. Listed in the program as Eugenia Sisinni Jones, the singer-guitarist was later known as Jeanie Fitchen. The Abundant life Singers were from Clearwater, and Malkine was from New York.

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